Report: Arsenal set to complete major transfer deal
According to the Daily Mail, Ben White is set to be officially unveiled as an Arsenal player with a £50 million move though to be imminent.
The 23-year-old has been on holiday following his inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, which reached the final of Euro 2020.
White was one of Brighton’s top performers last season. He was a regular in the team after impressing during a loan at Leeds the season previous.
The centre-back didn’t manage to get on the pitch at Euro 2020 but he is thought to be highly rated by England boss Southgate.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been in the market for a centre-back. David Luiz has departed, whilst William Saliba has been allowed to leave the club on loan again.
White will bolster the Arsenal ranks considerably and he looks like being a sound investment in the future.
Last season he was a mainstay in the Brighton team. Graham Potter would have welcomed keeping him at the club but he’s now set to lose his top defender.
Now, his move to Arsenal looks like a done deal and an announcement should be somewhat imminent.
Future star: Arsenal deal for White looks like a good one
White is a player who could go from strength to strength. He is capable of playing at centre-back or as a defensive midfielder and that versatility could be key.
His loan move to Leeds earned him the right to force his way into the first-team reckoning at Brighton.
He didn’t disappoint last season either. He was a strong performer in Brighton’s team and looks to have finally earned himself a big move.
The Gunners need to improve on their eighth-place finish last season, and White’s signing could certainly help them do just that.